Monday, February 25, 2013

The Fashion World Inspires Interior Design

The world of interior design has always been influenced by the runways; we see inspirations from the Spring and Fall fashion shows finding their way to interior spaces very soon after their debut.   As early as only five years ago, the lag from season to showroom would be months and years. But with the increase of social media and the instantaneous sharing and immediately availability of styles, colors and designs - this gap is closing rapidly resulting in a instant merge of the minds when it comes to incorporating trends together.

Over the last two years or so, we've seen a huge decrease in the amount of time it takes for the collection and designer to translate their hits and misses from the runway to the reporters, photographers and bloggers who share these things with the world.  Smart and ambitious interior designers are always waiting in the wings to pull ideas into their furniture showrooms and home designs.

You will see color trends, patterns, textures and 'styles' that grace the fashion shows shining in the homes of those with savvy interior designers.  So if you want to know what the hottest home trends will be - watch for Fashion Week and designer collection trends on the runways to get a great idea of what you could do in your own home to keep up with the latest and greatest in interior design. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Surpassing The Ceiling Of Your Designs

Regardless of your interior design style, or taste - everyone wants that extra special touch in their space, that special something that sets their design apart from other homes or interiors. Whether it's a home, an office - having a unique or ornate ceiling treatment can truly enhance your design; in ways that no piece of furniture or paint color can.  When in the midst of an interior design, most people are so worried about colors, home furnishings, home accessories and all things 'eye level' that they forget to look up.  In nearly any space, the height of the ceiling makes  a HUGE impact on the 'feel' and 'spatial' elegance that's at the core of any room. 

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Plywood On The Inside - Design Using Plywood

Ever thought of using plywood in your interior design? It's inexpensive and can be found at Home Depot.  Right. It's not something we'd have come up with either.  Sure, there's plywood in some furniture, or under or 'inside' certain arrangements - but on the walls, floor and in the design or furniture facing - ? No. In fact, we had to see this to believe it. But believe it: because it's beautiful.

In this Toyko designer's home, concrete is used in conjunction with plywood for an ultra-minimal look and feel with a clean, fresh feel to it.

Turns out, you can use plywood just about anywhere - floors, ceilings, paneling - and there are treatments to seal it. It's the natural color of plywood that make it unique; it's light coloration and subtle grain.

It doesn't have the thickness, durability or 'rich' feel that deeper, heavier woods have - but if minimal and modern is your style, and you're looking for some great ideas not to break the budget - we think these are some great ideas and inspirations with plywood.

For the full article on Design Milk, click here.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Visual Impact - Stunning Exterior Designs

Outdoor living spaces are all the rage, and we stumbled across a sleek, usable outdoor space on recently that we wanted to share.

It's an ambitious design achieved; simple, and modern with a beautiful minimal mix of elements - water, stone, metal and wood.

Credit for the design goes to Dutch studio Centric Design Group in the Netherlands, who visualized and brought to fruition this exquisite outdoor design living area to the owners of a coastal villa in The Netherlands.  The exterior space offers a nice swimming area, with a fountain as well as a jacuzzi/whirlpool/hottub and shower area, with a mix of medium and greenery for artistic value.

The blue water of the pool provides a pop of color; but in a way inspired by nature. Coupled with the greens, browns and grays - it's a usable space and entertaining area that delights and invigorates visitors.

For the full article and more photos on Freshome, click here.